Lewis Hamilton Powers to Japanese Grand Prix Win
Lewis Hamilton won the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday to equal the late Ayrton Senna's tally of 41 Formula One victories and move 48 points clear of Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg with five races remaining.
Lewis Hamilton blazed to victory at the Japanese Grand Prix ahead of Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg on Sunday to strengthen his grip on a third world title. (All AFP photos)
The Briton, who is chasing back-to-back Formula One championships, opened a 48-point gap over Rosberg with five races left after putting on a masterclass at Suzuka.
Lewis Hamilton equalled the late Ayrton Senna's tally of 41 victories.
Sebastian Vettel, surprise winner in Singapore last week, took third with Kimi Raikkonen fourth in the second Ferrari.
"For me to win here at a race where I loved watching Ayrton drive and to match his wins, it doesn't feel real at the moment," said Hamilton after winning at Suzuka for the second year in a row.
Meanwhile, McLaren's woes continued as former world champions Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button finished outside the points at the home of engine supplier Honda.
Nico Hulkenberg finished sixth in his Force India while his teammate Sergio Perez was 12th.